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The other half of the dynamic duo who never visited Dry Island (allegedly), Jeff Carter makes his return to Philadelphia in early November. Mike Richards handled his trade like a professional. For the most part he had nice things to say about the Flyers and the organization. He praised the fans and then talked about his new opportunities in Los Angeles.
Carter on the other hand went into hiding, wouldn't talk to the press or anyone with the Blue Jackets' management and his agent sulked openly about Paul Holmgren "lying" to his client. Eventually Columbus sent a search party into the heart of Sea Isle City, NJ and tracked down the reluctant Blue Jacket.
Carter, who really should've seen the writing on the wall once Bryzgalov was signed and he reflected over his less than stellar career playoff performances, will be out to prove something to his former team. Not very physical by nature, he will have to rely on his scoring ability to make an impact. This will make for an interesting matchup against the Flyers defense and the man whose signing made Carter's departure an inevitability, Ilya Bryzgalov.